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To develop a profitable trade in companion minerals with a small side trade in high energy particles.


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Perils of auto-correct at work.

The program knows that Canon is a misspelled word.

Link | Posted on Dec 30, 2016 at 19:15 UTC as 68th comment | 1 reply

Seven seems to be an unlucky number in cellphones.

Link | Posted on Dec 30, 2016 at 19:13 UTC as 22nd comment | 4 replies

yeah if they are buying, I'm selling.

I have four or five old SX70s I got in bundles of old cameras from Ebay.

Link | Posted on Nov 17, 2016 at 04:52 UTC as 8th comment

It uses a sony camera battery for power, or rather, apparently two.

Now what is the output? an f number at ten feet would be good.

Link | Posted on Sep 4, 2016 at 03:57 UTC as 10th comment
On article Swirly bokeh: Lensbaby announces Twist 60 lens (122 comments in total)
In reply to:

chairrival: Would you like a cone with that swirl?

Dipped and sprinkled

Link | Posted on Apr 12, 2016 at 19:55 UTC
On article Swirly bokeh: Lensbaby announces Twist 60 lens (122 comments in total)

This one goes in my bag.

Link | Posted on Apr 12, 2016 at 19:53 UTC as 20th comment

Hopping on the tailgate of a trend wagon.

You go Nikon!

Link | Posted on Jan 7, 2016 at 22:00 UTC as 10th comment | 1 reply

The average Camera "consumer" does not want RAW files.
She just wants a camera that will take photos that are not blurry, the subject is not too small, all the group is in, and is not too dark or too light. and she wants to share the pictures as soon as possible.
In short everything a single use film camera and one-hour processing used to do and is now done by a cellphone.
So all you need is a camera with the ability to send pictures to Instagram or youtube , anywhere any time.

Oh wait, cellphones do all that!

Link | Posted on Aug 28, 2015 at 13:56 UTC as 237th comment
In reply to:

brownie314: I would kind of expect the higher volume lenses to have less variation. Just thinking about it from a manufacturing point of view. If you make a higher volume of a product you are more likely to have that assembly process very worked out and have less variation than a low volume assembly process. I could be wrong as I have not worked in high volume electronics manufacturing, only other industrial product manufacturing.

yeah, the higher the volume of product, the less likely your batch sampling will catch any brief run of variation.

Link | Posted on Jul 22, 2015 at 18:45 UTC

You have to watch to the end!

Nothing Like Yorkshire.


Link | Posted on Jun 13, 2015 at 01:19 UTC as 51st comment
In reply to:

Don Sata: The lens is too big, what's the point of making a fixed focal length compact with that huge lens?

28 mm f 1.7 for 24x36 sensor = ?



My 28 mm f 1.8 EF weighs in at 310 grams.

Link | Posted on Jun 11, 2015 at 00:00 UTC
In reply to:

nunatak: a lovely design. yet for the money 28mm is not wide enough for my tastes.

28 mm on a 24x36 sensor. mostly wide enough.

Fixed lens. no fumbles.

Can we spell Canonet? :)

Link | Posted on Jun 10, 2015 at 23:56 UTC
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Aguilar: They need to sell a "weathered" version, for the real Steampunk cred, and to match with faded hipster clothing.

That's Patina.

And you would use whatever solvent/salt combination you need for a particular color. Bear in mind the color is only molecules deep; so you have a built-in re-work order.

Link | Posted on May 30, 2015 at 22:03 UTC
On article Canon announces EF 50mm F1.8 STM lens (309 comments in total)

If it lacks the obvious aperture shaped out of focus plane highlights of the old 1.8, it's a vast improvement.

It seems in the chart, to have a decent center sharpness wide open. With the typical rapid fall off of a wide aperture lens.

Link | Posted on May 11, 2015 at 18:04 UTC as 22nd comment | 3 replies
In reply to:

drh681: So it's actually a 700$ lens system?

I don't know about too expensive, but designed for M mount and not focusing with out the adapter is rather unusual.

Link | Posted on May 6, 2015 at 21:52 UTC

So it's actually a 700$ lens system?

Link | Posted on May 6, 2015 at 00:06 UTC as 27th comment | 7 replies
On article Lensbaby introduces Velvet 56mm f/1.6 (167 comments in total)
In reply to:

Timmbits: So this is better than a

vintage Minolta f1.4 50mm plus a Lens Mount Adapter

($80 mint condition + $10 (adapter) on online marketplaces)



Link | Posted on Apr 17, 2015 at 21:38 UTC
In reply to:

Mssimo: Almost the same price as the lens baby velvet. What one would you pick?

It's not built to the same purpose.

So that is sort of a moot question.

However, did you notice the weight of this lens?

I know which I'd rather tote around all day.

Link | Posted on Apr 17, 2015 at 21:33 UTC
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Ran Plett: I get the same effect shooting with my Canon 50mm 1.4 FD lens that I got for $100.

I shouldn't say I get that, but rather I could get that if I actually wanted it. Which I don't.

At F5.6 my EF 50mm 1.8 is WAY sharper than this at F5.6
Even at F1.8 it is sharper than this one at F5.6

That is by DESIGN.
but if I want a 5 inch focus on the EF 50, I need the extension tube.

The EF 50 mm 1.8 NEVER flares like this at any aperture, that's by DESIGN too.

Link | Posted on Apr 16, 2015 at 08:18 UTC
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straylightrun: Retail price should be $199.95 Max.

I've been plenty helpful in this thread.

But I feel like the some of my school teachers must have felt.

Some of you just cant grasp the concept in this lens design.

It is not designed to be the same as an ordinary 50 mm lens with a big aperture.

If you have been in fact, to the Lensbaby site, you know this lens is perfectly in line with their image making philosophy.

And NOBODY else's.

It is not for the Crisp and Crunchy Crowd of Group F 64 Wannabes.

Link | Posted on Apr 16, 2015 at 08:11 UTC
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